Saturday, 14 January 2012

Liefeld On Hawkman? I'm Out

A couple of Cocktails ago, I wrote about The Savage Hawkman:
"Of all the New 52 titles that I've picked up, this one is closest to being ditched. A few more issues and we'll see what happens."
In the announcement of the Second Wave of New 52 titles, Hawk and Dove, originally pencilled then written by Rob Liefeld, was one of the series to be cancelled with #8 in a couple of months. It seems, however, that whatever incriminating evidence Liefeld has on DiDio, Johns and Lee has proved useful for the guy as DC announced on its Source blog:
"This May, writer/artist Rob Liefeld will take on an expanded role in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. He will be joining three titles – DEATHSTROKE, GRIFTER and THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN – beginning with their ninth issues."
Hawkman wasn't really working for me this time round which is a shame as I like the character. I've said before, in many cases I've stuck with a character regardless of my feelings on the writer/artist - Green Arrow under Winick or Kreisberg and Sienkiewicz, Teen Titans under Henderson - but this time round, I shan't be bothering.

I've never liked Liefeld's art, his writing or his "edgy" reputation and will take this opportunity to bid farewell to The Savage Hawkman.


  1. I'd already decided to pack in the series, and this certainly won't bring me back. What's up with DC and the apparent turning away from writers who stick to writing?

    1. Wish I knew, Martin. I'd been planning to give the title a few more issues but with this news...

  2. Thankfully I was not into any of the series affected by Liefeld. Whew...dodged a bullet there.

    1. I'll say, mate. Still, I'm sure he has the energy to write/draw/plot/ruin plenty more!


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